Congress Risks Letting Big Banks Control Housing Finance (5/26/16)

This Op-Ed appeared in American Banker on May 26, 2016. By Scott Olson It is quite clear that comprehensive legislative reform of the government-sponsored enterprises is not going to happen this year. But Congress is still considering adopting piecemeal housing finance provisions in advance of a broader longer-term proposal. Unfortunately, those … Continue reading

House passes sweeping change to loan originator licensing rules – Housing Wire 3/23/16

SAFE Transitional Licensing Act of 2015 moves to Senate   May 23, 2016 by  Ben Lane From Housing Wire: “‘CHLA commends the House for adopting transitional licensing, a good first step in addressing the significant disparity between bank and non-bank mortgage loan originator qualifications requirements,’ said Scott Olson, executive director of … Continue reading